That which is beautiful, we call good. That which is ugly compared with the beautiful, we call evil. Collectively, it's time to realize that curves are beautiful and not something to hide, minimize or disguise. Healthy curves are being embraced with enthusiasm opening up new fits and fabrications, proud image direction, and styling options galore.
Fuller volume, longer lengths, higher waist, stretch technology, layering that conceals and reveals are just some of the choices presented during the fall shows, with ideas that are translatable and ready to shop this spring. Power dressing is being redefined.
One cool trend I like is silky layers of asymmetric hemlines that play with showing and revealing seen at Juan Carlos Obando, a true lover of womanly extravagance. He likes to pair a pant or skirt with fluid, romantic tunics and dresses that beg to be filled out, but have a cool approach to modesty.
At Proenza Schouler I saw structured looks with waist emphasis and high-tech stretch options with cutouts that practically demand a full figure. Obi belt shapes were everywhere and are particularly powerful on a full figure if you are blessed with a nice waistline.
Bottom line, you don't need to be rail thin or angular to pull off comfortable, luxury fashion looks. We can all breathe out a sigh of relief now.